Bachelor of Social Work

About the programme

The aim of the programme is to qualify candidates to carry out social counselling and social work. Social workers contribute to preventing and solving social problems as well as planning, coordinating, implementing, evaluating and developing social measures both at individual and group level – as well as with organisations and society as a whole. 

The bachelor must be able to practice social work within the public sector, including the employment area and the social measures area, as well as in the private and voluntary sectors. Students are taught how to put social work into practice, including in relation to employment and social measures, as well as how to work private organisations and the volunteer sector. The programme is organised in modules, taught as classroom teaching, internships and project work. One semester is offered in English and students are encouraged to spend one to three semesters abroad during their studies.

Professional profile

The majority of graduates are employed as social workers in the public sector, including municipal and regional social services and institutions. Others work in the private and voluntary sector. Social workers primarily work with:

  • vulnerable children, youths and families
  • vulnerable groups and people with disabilities
  • labour market access. 

Graduates can continue for a master's degree at a university. 


  • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS) 
  • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Social Work 
  • Campus: Aarhus C and Holstebro. Read about Campus Aarhus C and Campus Holstebro


Lis Montes de Oca
Associate Professor, International Coordinator
T: +45 87 55 33 61